Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Newton Abbot and Paignton until 15:55 on Sunday 11 November

Start date
11/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Paignton

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Exmouth and Paignton

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Newton Abbot and Paignton until 15:55, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Newton Abbot and Paignton. CrossCountry tickets will be valid on Great Western Railway replacement buses.


  • The 11:30 London Paddington to Paignton will terminate at Taunton for rail connections towards Newton Abbot.
  • The 15:45 Paignton to London Paddington service will start from Exeter St Davids. Customers should use alternative services between Paignton and Exeter St Davids.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.